Friday, September 18, 2015

Pocket Card Holder Stuffed with Cards!

Happy Friday!
Today starts a brand new theme for PDE Linky Party, & it's all about 3D projects.

Did you know you can get great project ideas from the PROJECT IDEA section in the Stampin' Up store?! There are lots of ideas there, but if you need even MORE ideas, check out my webstore section called GREAT IDEAS!

I made these super simple cards,
the custom envelopes using the Envelope Punch Board,
a little storage box for them.

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The storage box idea came from another crafter who said she doesn't even know who designed this originally. Here are the instructions so you can make one too. Super easy!

Card Box Holder

6 x 10 1/4 cardstock
Score 4 1/2 and 5 5/8

Front layering
4 1/4 x 5 3/4 cardstock
4 x 5 1/2 designer series paper

Inside pocket
4 x 11 cardstock 
Score 2 1/4, 3 1/4, 7 3/4, and 8 3/4
Turn and score 1"

Pocket layering
4 1/4 x 2 3/4 cardstock
4 x 2 1/2 designer series paper

Belly Band
2 1/2 x 12 cardstock
2 1/4 x 12 designer series paper

Building your Card Box Holder

Use a bone folder to crease scores for spine. 
Go ahead and layer the cardstock and designer series paper, then adhere to outside of box.

Inside Pocket
Use a bone folder to crease all score lines. Cut score lines 1 inch up to crossing score lines.
Layer front pocket pieces and adhere.
Flip over.
Fold up these pieces and apply tear and tape EXCEPT to the large middle piece. This will be the bottom of your pocket and will not adhere to anything.
Fold up both sides to create side spines.
Fold both sides in toward back of pocket to create a box.
Adhere pocket box to inside bottom of the holder.

Belly Band
Layer designer series paper onto cardstock.
Gently fold around box with overlapping part in back.
Create soft creases where band folds around holder, remove, and score soft crease lines with bone folder.
Add ribbon and punched acorn to front for decorations. I frayed the ends of my ribbon just for a different look.  You can also adhere part of the ribbon to the back of the belly band for more stability, but this is optional.

Stuff your handmade cards and envelopes (envelopes are too easy with the Stampin' Up Envelope Punch Board!) into your Card Holder. Depending on the thickness and layering of your cards, you may be able to get anywhere from 4 cards and envelopes to 12.

This is a great organizational / storage idea for your craft room, but also a great gift!

Ideas for Pocket Card Holders:
  • Birthday
  • Christmas
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Valentine's Day
  • Easter
  • July 4th
  • Summer
  • Vacation
  • Graduation
  • Wedding
  • All Occasion
  • Anniversary
  • Congratulations
  • Thank You
  • New Baby
  • Get Well
  • Hostess Gifts
  • College Student gifts (to mail cards home)
  • Retirement
  • Thinking of You
  • Miss You
  • ...... and on and on and on
I think this would be an excellent idea to give my  Downline when they sign up with me. Not only is it a usable, great gift, but it also will give them ideas as they just are getting started in their new business.

This is also a great Workshop or Class idea!

I can see myself making many more of these.

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  1. This is a wonderful idea. Beautiful cards and holder. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Fabulous! I love the colors and the wonderful designs! What an awesome gift! TFS!

  3. What an awesome set of cards and holder Janis!!! Love how you did the envelopes to match the cards, too!!!! :)

  4. Just Beautiful!!! Love the papers and color scheme!!!

  5. What a great idea and the colors are fabulous! ~DT Vivian

  6. Wow, this is all so super cute, great idea and super tutorial!!